Tiger Live

7th grade student studying on a Laptop

Welcome to Our Distance Learning Hub

Tiger Live is our home away from West Shore Drive—connecting students, teachers, families and administrators in an exciting and challenging academic experience while maintaining our important school community. Through Tiger Live, we prioritize high quality, meaningful learning experiences for students through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning. This combination includes time for teachers and students to meet virtually, in real-time in order to continue the group learning experience; plus valuable time for students to learn on their own time using a variety of resources.

Distance Learning is a learning experience for everyone. We're guided by the Tower mission, especially as it relates to embracing challenge.

We invite students and families to visit Tiger Live often to discover STEM challenges, virtual field trips, books, videos, health and wellness information and more; all available at any hour. You'll find these in the Resources for Students and Families section. 

Tiger Live Lower School Photos

Our Mission Directs the Tiger Live Curriculum

Our Mission: We teach our students to think critically and creatively, to develop joyful curiosity, to embrace challenge and apply their knowledge with confidence, and to thrive within a community rich with diverse perspectives and talents.

The expanding folders below include a few curriculum examples from Tiger Live, our distance learning platform.

TigerLive Upper School Students

Parent-To-Parent: Words of Wisdom for Distance Learning

“We have three kids attending school on Zoom, it's challenging to create separate space for everyone. Headphones are helpful for our older kids.”

“Use the To Do tab in Google Classroom to see what is due, in chronological order.”

“Attend the health and wellness meetings for parents.”

“For parents who have morning conference calls during breaks, don't argue about how they should use their break productively. Set a timer for when it's time to get back to class, and let them watch the TV.”

“Every day is a fresh start.”

“I have my kids print out their assignments and write out the due dates to help them plan out the week.”

“Take a breath, don't worry about “falling behind” and focus on your children's wellness.”

“We assigned daily homework: each child should check in with a friend about how they are doing. It's helping them stay connected and build empathy.”

“Stick to a schedule.”
 

“Be kind to yourself if teaching is not an area of expertise for you.”

“It's challenging in a household with two, full-time working parents, but we find that things are a bit easier when we all get outside and move throughout the day.”

“Framing [social distancing] as a way ... we are protecting people who are vulnerable in some way. Our kiddo doesn't dwell on disappointments and feels proud to be a hero in this small but important way.”

“Don't hesitate to reach out for help.” 
 

I have been so impressed with all of the teachers and how they have adjusted to this new way of teaching. Our kids are definitely learning and are engaged.  It has been great to get a glimpse into their school day and I cannot tell you how many times I have been brought to tears listening to the teachers and kids interact. 

Amanda Velluto, Tower parent

Celebration of the Arts

Video: Celebration of the Arts

This year's Celebration of the Arts is a compilation of visual arts, performing arts, percussion, dance and song. 

Watch the video on Vimeo.

Virtual Field Day 2020

From the Blog: A Reflection on Distance Learning

Sunflowers in the Sandbox: A Reflection on Distance Learning during COVID-19
Sarah Clark, Grade 1 Teacher

an excerpt from the full article

As we began the 2019-20 school year, I reflected on the teaching goal I selected for myself: speak less. I need to be more of a listener in my first grade classroom. I am continuously reminding myself that first graders need time and space to think things through more than they need to hear my voice. They don’t need me interrupting as they let a question, a problem, or an observation settle. They are busy collecting their own thoughts. I’m there, I’m observing, I’m posing challenges, offering feedback and reinforcement, but I don’t always need to fill the quiet. If I have done a good job, I will know when the children need or want my help. Otherwise, I can just shhh...

Read More about Sunflowers in the Sandbox: A Reflection on Distance Learning during COVID-19

Resources for Students and Families

Student with Hearts Illustration Assignment

The Student Government Cookbook

Tiger Live Library Time, Tiger Cub

Student Government Representatives read to Lower School students.

Tiger Live Archives

Visit Our Campus, Virtually.

Tiger Live is our Distance Learning platform. If you would like to see our classrooms filled with students engaged in their learning, take a self-guided, virtual tour today.

 TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR 

Access Tower's Coronavirus Hub 

We're looking forward to opening our doors to students in September. Tower's Leadership is focused on the health of students, the agility and caliber of our program, and the resources needed to support our ambitions for students.

ACCESS THE CORONAVIRUS HUB

Visit Our Summer Learning Page

You'll find recommended books for children and teens—curated by our librarian; several virtual camp options; summer reading ideas for adults; the summer library newsletter; and more.

 ACCESS THE SUMMER LEARNING PAGE 

Distance Learning by the Numbers

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plus a suite of cloud-based learning tools connect students in 9 towns.

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Connections—friends, teachers and students—contribute to academic success.

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Club T.E.D. offers STEM challenges, cooking, and projects for all ages.

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We understand.

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#TigerLive represents the work of our students—online and offline.

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pets introduced during Zoom morning meetings.

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8th graders providing leadership in virtual community building.

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music, art, cooking, and arts block are essential elements of the curriculum.

Tiger Live at Home: Geometry, Woodworking, Backyard Science, Planning and Building

Backyard Learning